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A History of the World's Religions bridges the interval between the founding of religions and their present state, and gives students an accurate look at the religions of the world by including descriptive and interpretive details from the original source materials.
Refined by over forty years of dialogue and correspondence with religious experts and practitioners around the world, Noss's A History of the World's Religions is widely regarded as the hallmark of scholarship, fairness, and accuracy in its field. It is also the most thorough yet manageable history of world religion available in a single volume, treating many subjects largely neglected in other texts. The book's depth, breadth, and organization free instructors from having to cover everything in lectures, enabling them to select specific assignments and use class time for questions, discussion, and their own favorite materials.
Table of Contents
PART 1 Some Primal and Bygone Religions
1 Religion in Prehistoric and Primal Cultures
2 Bygone Religions That Have Left Their Mark on the West
PART 2 The Religions of South Asia
3 Early Hinduism: The Passage from Ritual Sacrifice to Mystical Union
4 Later Hinduism: Religion as the Determinant of Social Behavior
5 Jainism: A Study in Asceticism
6 Buddhism in Its First Phase: Moderation in World Renunciation
7 The Religious Development of Buddhism: Diversity in Paths to Nirvana
8 Sikhism: A Study in Syncretism
PART 3 The Religions of East Asia
9 Native Chinese Religion and Daoism
10 Confucius and Confucianism: A Study in Optimistic Humanism
11 Shinto: The Native Contribution to Japanese Religion
PART 4 The Religions of the Middle East
12 Zoroastrianism: A Religion Based on Ethical Dualism
13 Judaism in Its Early Phases: From Hebrew Origins to the Exile
14 The Religious Development of Judaism
15 Christianity in Its Opening Phase: The Words and Work of Jesus in Apostolic Perspective
16 The Religious Development of Christianity
17 Islam: The Religion of Submission to God: Beginnings
18 The Sh `ah Alternative and Regional Developments
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